HATTIESBURG, Mississippi (AP) — Jerrold Brooks scored 19 points to lead Southern Miss to its seventh straight win with an 81-64 victory over Charlotte on Sunday. Jeremiah Eason scored at the 10:18 mark in the first half, sparking a 21-8 run to give the Golden Eagles (21-3, 8-1 Conference USA) a 41-22 halftime lead. Brooks […]
HATTIESBURG, Mississippi (AP) — Daveon Boardingham scored 15 points and pulled down nine rebounds to lead Southern Mississippi to a 67-51 win over Jackson State Friday. Boardingham was only 4 of 8 from the field, but hit 7 of 11 free throws. Aaron Brown with 12 points, and Jerrold Brooks with 11 were also in […]
Jonathan Mills tried to put away Charleston Southern. So did Neil Watson. Neither could do it.
Instead, it was four points in the final 20 seconds from unheralded Rashard McGill that gave Southern Miss a 78-71 victory over Charleston Southern in the first round of the National Invitation Tournament.
The victory snapped a nine-game postseason losing streak that dates back to 1988. McGill hit an 18-foot jumper and two free throws – his first and only four points of the game – in the most crucial possessions of the night to seal the victory.
In 1987, the Cold War was still festering, music was on cassette and cellphones were huge and for only the very rich.
And Southern Miss basketball was king of the National Invitational Tournament.
That year, the Golden Eagles won five games, four of them on the road, to take the NIT championship at the Madison Square Garden for the school’s lone national title in basketball.
Shane Carden threw for 171 yards and a touchdown and East Carolina capitalized on three third-quarter turnovers to beat Southern Mississippi 24-14 Saturday in the Conference USA opener for both teams.
The Pirates (2-1) trailed 7-3 at halftime, but forced freshman quarterback Anthony Alford of Southern Mississippi (0-2) into an interception and two fumbles on three third-quarter drives, which led to three touchdowns.
There’s a different coach and a different quarterback at Southern Miss.
Still, Golden Eagles running back Tracy Lampley said the program’s winning ways will stay the same.
HATTIESBURG – (AP) Southern Mississippi athletic director Jeff Hammond says the school has agreed to play Arkansas in 2013 in Fayetteville. The football game is scheduled for Sept. 14, and will take the place of a cancelled game against Louisiana Tech. Hammond has said Southern Miss is facing a $1 million budget shortfall and the […]
HATTIESBURG – (AP) Donnie Tyndall has already revived a dormant basketball program. That won’t be necessary at Southern Mississippi. But the upcoming challenge for the Golden Eagles’ new coach might be even greater that his remarkable turnaround story at Morehead State: Taking a Southern Miss program that just finished arguably its best season in school […]